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Free Representation Unit

Representation at employment, social security and criminal injuries tribunals and appeals. Service provided by volunteers who pick up a case if there is a hearing date providing representation with pre-trial preparation and negotiation. For hearings in Greater London.


Fifth Floor Kingsbourne House, 229-231 High Holborn, London, (Office entrance on Gate Street), WC1V 7DA
020 7611 9555
020 7611 9551
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (except Wed 12-6pm). Closed during the Festive period; closed Fri 21.12.18; reopen Mon 7.1.19 at 9am
Who is it for:
People who cannot afford to pay for legal representation at tribunals and cannot get legal aid
Disabled access:
Partial access. Call for details
How to apply:
Employment cases listed for a final hearing of one or two days can be self-referred. Otherwise service by referral from subscribed agency only
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Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice